Steve just wants to save his baby brotherâbut what will he lose in the bargain? Kenneth Oppelâs (Silverwing, The Boundless) haunting gothic tale for fans of Coraline, is one of the most acclaimed books of the year, receiving six starred reviews. Illustrations from Caldecott Medalist Jon Klassen.
For some kids summer is a sun-soaked season of fun. But for Steve, itâs just another season of worries. Worries about his sick newborn baby brother who is fighting to survive, worries about his parents who are struggling to cope, even worries about the waspâs nest looming ominously from the eaves. So when a mysterious wasp queen invades his dreams, offering to âfixâ the baby, Steve thinks his prayers have been answered.
All he has to do is say âYes.â But âyesâ is a powerful word. It is also a dangerous one. And once it is uttered, can it be taken back?
Celebrated author Kenneth Oppel creates an eerie masterpiece in this compelling story that explores disability and diversity, fears and dreams, and what ultimately makes a family. Includes illustrations from celebrated artist Jon Klassen.
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